Severe Intellectual Disabilities

Program Goals

  1. Develop knowledge of the unique learning needs of students with severe/profound disabilities.
  2. Develop knowledge of instruction, assessment, and curriculum that support students with severe/profound disabilities in academic and functional areas of learning.
  3. Integrate knowledge into effective teaching practice.

Updated Requirement for Admission into the M.Ed. in Severe Intellectual Disabilities

Individuals who apply for the M.Ed. in Severe Intellectual Disabilities must hold a Rhode Island teacher certification in early childhood, elementary or secondary education or must demonstrate concurrent enrollment in one of these teacher preparation programs.

Susan Dell
Associate Professor
Horace Mann 047
(401) 456-8557

Course No. Course Title Credits

Foundations Component

One course in research methods, chosen with advisor's consent3
One course in multicultural perspectives, chosen with advisor's consent3

Professional Education Component

SPED 415Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Assessment3
SPED 435Assessment/Instruction: Young Students with SID4
SPED 436Assessment/Instruction: Older Students with SID4
SPED 513Orientation to the Education of Young Children with Special Needs3
SPED 520Young Adults in Nonschool Settings3
SPED 525Development of Communication and Movement3
SPED 526Assessment, Curriculum, Methods for Children with Multiple Disabilities3
SPED 534Involvement of Parents and Families Who Have Children with Disabilities3
SPED 665Teaching Internship in Severe Intellectual Disabilities6
Comprehensive Assignment0

Total Credit Hours


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